Trying to Keep Up on News

So last night the following stories came out (after McCabe’s story broke)

The Trump Administration will not sanction Russia despite a bi-partisan bill which was overwhelmingly passed, and then signed by Trump himself. It’s almost as if Trump is colluding with Russia or something.

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Monday it would not immediately impose additional sanctions on Russia, despite a new law designed to punish Moscow’s alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, insisting the measure was already hitting Russian companies.

“Today, we have informed Congress that this legislation and its implementation are deterring Russian defense sales,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement. “Since the enactment of the … legislation, we estimate that foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions.”

Names of campaign donors to be flashed during live stream of Trump’s State of the Union speech. I honestly thought this was from The Onion. This is a fool me 50 times shame on me situation.

President Trump is seeking to parlay his first State of the Union address on Tuesday into cash for his reelection campaign by offering supporters a chance to see their name flashed on the screen during a broadcast of the speech.

In a fundraising solicitation on Monday, Trump offered those willing to pay at least $35 the opportunity to see their name displayed during a live streaming of the address on his campaign website.

And the GOP is going all in with the Nunes memo. Probably the biggest question I will have years from now while I’m looking back at this time period from the upcoming nuclear winter, is, why on earth did the GOP decide that Trump was the hill they were going to fight for everything on when they have Pence right behind him who is an honest to goodness, gay-hating, uterus-policing, conservative. If they had let Trump burn himself out, Pence could have stepped in and they would have had everything they wanted in probably a much more competent manner. My only guess is they are too afraid of Trump’s base and that letting Trump dig his own holes would be riskier if they waited for the midterms.

GOP may need to recall State of the Union tickets over embarrassing typo

Alternate spelling:

On Monday, journalists on Twitter noted something odd about tickets to tomorrow’s State of the Union — that the term “union” was misspelled as “uniom.”

As the Washington Examiner‘s Laura Barrón-López? noted, two Democrat aides said Republicans may have to recall the tickets due to the misspelling.

This isn’t the first time a Trump-related typo has made waves. After President Donald Trump fired former FBI director James Comey last year, his lawyer issued an error-laden statement that included the term “president” misspelled as “predisent.”

Trump is the Worst Person in the World

This is so petty and vindictive, but it’s Trump so I’m really not surprised:

WASHINGTON — The day after he fired James Comey as director of the FBI, a furious President Donald Trump called the bureau’s acting director, Andrew McCabe, demanding to know why Comey had been allowed to fly on an FBI plane from Los Angeles back to Washington after he was dismissed, according to multiple people familiar with the phone call.

McCabe told the president he hadn’t been asked to authorize Comey’s flight, but if anyone had asked, he would have approved it, three people familiar with the call recounted to NBC News.

The president was silent for a moment and then turned on McCabe, suggesting he ask his wife how it feels to be a loser — an apparent reference to a failed campaign for state office in Virginia that McCabe’s wife made in 2015.

McCabe replied, “OK, sir.” Trump then hung up the phone.

If you recall, Comey found out about being fired from news reports and thought it was a joke at first. I guess Trump expected him to hitch back home. Then McCabe made the fatal mistake of not being completely subservient to Trump so Trump made it personal. Everything about Trump is just the worst. He’s garbage.